Rebels storm Indian paramilitary camp in Kashmir; 2 killed

Oct 04, 2017, 00:15
Rebels storm Indian paramilitary camp in Kashmir; 2 killed

The attack reportedly took place took place at 4.00 AM and exchange of firing was going on between the militants and security forces, they said.

Suspected militants stormed a paramilitary base in Indian occupied Kashmir, police said Tuesday, leaving two attackers dead and four security personnel wounded.

The remaining terrorists are holed up inside the building campus of the 182nd Battalion camp, BSF officials said.

However, IGP Kashmir Munir Khan said security forces were looking for six to seven terrorists."We need to neutralise them very fast", he added.

He said the militants had managed to enter through the Friends Enclave residential area and from there they had crossed the road to attack the camp. Security forces cordoned off the building and retaliated with heavy firing.

"All the three militants have been killed".

The targeted camp previously served as one of several notorious interrogation centers where Indian authorities detained, questioned and allegedly tortured pro-independent militants and their sympathizers.

The encounter ended after three terrorists were gunned down.

"Employees working at the airport have been allowed to proceed but flight operations are yet to be resumed", the police official said.

Three terrorists were also been killed in the ensuing security operation and the attack that has been claimed by the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit. The training centres of BSF and CRPF are also located in the area. "As per news reports, JeM has also taken responsibility of the attack". He said soldiers were responding to the militants' gunfire. "The ones who join are either locals from Kashmir or from Pakistan who cross over into India", said a senior security official, on condition of anonymity.

"As long as Pakistan is our neighbour, such attacks will keep happening".